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Title: Preliminary evaluation of Methacoal as an alternative method of coal transport

Abstract

A preliminary evaluation of Methacoal as an alternative method of coal transport compared the pipelining of Methacoal (including the cost of producing the methanol) with the water slurry and unit train transportation of coal. Methacoal, a mechanically stabilized suspension of coal in methanol, might be economically competitive with the other coal transportation systems, but further research is required on the rheological behavior and the large-scale production of the methanol suspension. Total water requirements of the Methacoal process are low, and the slurry need not be separated before combustion. The need for alternative fuel supplies, processes and costs of production of methanol at the minehead, the availability of coal, and environmental considerations and safety for this means of transport are discussed.

Authors:
 [1];
  1. Tex. Air Control Board
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6329346
Report Number(s):
CONF-780636-
Journal ID: CODEN: JPCAA
Resource Type:
Conference
Journal Name:
J. Air Pollut. Control Assoc.; (United States)
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 29:5; Conference: 71. Air Pollution Control Association meeting, Houston, TX, USA, 25 Jun 1978
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
01 COAL, LIGNITE, AND PEAT; COAL; TRANSPORT; METHANOL; USES; COMPARATIVE EVALUATIONS; COST; ECONOMICS; FUEL SLURRIES; PRODUCTION; REVIEWS; RHEOLOGY; SLURRY PIPELINES; WATER REQUIREMENTS; ALCOHOLS; CARBONACEOUS MATERIALS; DISPERSIONS; DOCUMENT TYPES; ENERGY SOURCES; FOSSIL FUELS; FREIGHT PIPELINES; FUELS; HYDROXY COMPOUNDS; MATERIALS; MIXTURES; ORGANIC COMPOUNDS; PIPELINES; SLURRIES; SUSPENSIONS; 013000* - Coal, Lignite, & Peat- Transport, Handling, & Storage

Citation Formats

Bilsky, I L, and Leesley, M E. Preliminary evaluation of Methacoal as an alternative method of coal transport. United States: N. p., 1979. Web.
Bilsky, I L, & Leesley, M E. Preliminary evaluation of Methacoal as an alternative method of coal transport. United States.
Bilsky, I L, and Leesley, M E. Mon . "Preliminary evaluation of Methacoal as an alternative method of coal transport". United States.
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title = {Preliminary evaluation of Methacoal as an alternative method of coal transport},
author = {Bilsky, I L and Leesley, M E},
abstractNote = {A preliminary evaluation of Methacoal as an alternative method of coal transport compared the pipelining of Methacoal (including the cost of producing the methanol) with the water slurry and unit train transportation of coal. Methacoal, a mechanically stabilized suspension of coal in methanol, might be economically competitive with the other coal transportation systems, but further research is required on the rheological behavior and the large-scale production of the methanol suspension. Total water requirements of the Methacoal process are low, and the slurry need not be separated before combustion. The need for alternative fuel supplies, processes and costs of production of methanol at the minehead, the availability of coal, and environmental considerations and safety for this means of transport are discussed.},
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journal = {J. Air Pollut. Control Assoc.; (United States)},
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volume = 29:5,
place = {United States},
year = {1979},
month = {1}
}

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